Thank you to Vista.Today for sharing this great article about the Strawberry Festival. See you there!
Would you like to showcase your items at the 2019 Strawberry Festival? We are now accepting applications for craft vendors and promotional vendors. Please contact Karol at 610-380-9080 x105 for any inquiries.
Thank you to our amazing volunteer committee for your hard work all year long! The Strawberry Festival would not be possible without your time, energy, and support and we cannot thank you enough! You are rock stars!
To learn more about our volunteer committee, please click here.
Today is National Strawberry Day! With only 94 days until the 45th Annual Strawberry Festival, we are preparing to bring you lots of exciting activities, entertainment, food and more at this sweet event. Join us Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4. Can’t wait to see you there!
The Brandywine Health Foundation has announced 23 grants totaling $416,000, bringing the Foundation’s total giving since it began awarding grants and scholarships in 2002 to $16,204,093 in the Foundation’s Fifteenth Anniversary year.
“Our community is very fortunate to have so many strong and effective non-profits here in Coatesville. I applaud the efforts of our grantmaking committee, led by Margaret Rivello, Executive Director of the Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania and former Director of the Chester County Health Department. This committee’s thoughtful and detailed review of each proposal led to the foundation’s Board of Directors unanimous approval of 23 critically important grants,” commented Dana M. Heiman, Interim CEO. Since 2001, the Brandywine Health Foundation has had a transformational impact on some of the toughest national problems right here in our local community. Heiman continued, “.”
The Brandywine Health Foundation believes everyone deserves to be healthy and to grow up in a vibrant community. The challenge is that the greater Coatesville area has significant disparities in health based on race, income, ethnicity and geography. The foundation is changing lives and building a healthy community by: investing in organizations that help people live healthier lives; investing in our young people; investing in projects that help Coatesville thrive; and bringing community members together to develop new solutions and new leaders for positive and lasting change in Coatesville.
Congratulations to the following non-profit agencies and community organizations receiving FY 2017 grants from the Brandywine Health Foundation.
Brandywine YMCA ($14,160)
Chester County Food Bank ($20,000)
The Chester County Hospital Capital Campaign ($2,500)
Chester County Health Department’s Nurse-Family Partnership ($10,000)
Chester County Public Safety Training Facility ($40,000)
Child Guidance Resource Centers ($70,000)
Coatesville Area Public Library ($5,000)
Coatesville Center for Community Health ($12,000)
Coatesville Youth Initiative ($60,000)
Community Volunteers in Medicine ($8,500)
The Crime Victim’s Center of Chester County ($7,500)
Domestic Violence Center of Chester County ($20,000)
Family Service of Chester County ($19,000)
Home of the Sparrow ($6,000)
Keystone Valley Fire Department ($3,840)
Maternal and Child Health Consortium’s Healthy Start Program ($45,000)
PA Coalition for Oral Health ($2,500)
Pennsylvania Health Access Network ($5,000)
Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA’s Coatesville Health Center ($50,000)
Public Citizens for Children and Youth ($4,500)
Valley Youth House ($2,500)
Volunteer English Program in Chester County ($5,000)
Washington Hose Company No.1 ($3,000)
The Brandywine Health Foundation is seeking youth between the ages of 14 and 18 to join the Coatesville Area Youth Philanthropy Program (CAYPP). Teens who are accepted to the program will act as board members and program officers for a special fund, which is generously underwritten by Citadel. The CAYPP members will learn new non-profit and business skills and will have the opportunity to lead and make important funding decisions for area non-profits. This year, CAYPP will include more opportunities for the youth to get involved and give back to the Greater Coatesville community. Check out the application here and please share with others you think might be interested.
Beginning in the fall, the 12-15 members selected to be a part of CAYPP will meet regularly throughout the school year to learn how philanthropy works, and research and discuss a myriad of possible philanthropic goals to improve their community before deciding to fund programs that focus on improving public safety.
The Wandering Chef Catering Cart is coming to the 2016 Strawberry Festival! A fusion of Asian and Cuban fare with dumplings as their signature dish, they sure do have something for everyone. Be sure to check them out at the Strawberry Festival this spring. To learn more, please click here.
Kindred Cross has agreed to perform (once again) at the 2016 Strawberry Festival! Please save the date for Sunday, June 5th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. as Christian Rock band, Kindred Cross, closes out the Strawberry Festival. Please see their bio below for more information.
KINDRED CROSS is a Christian band that combines harmony and vocals, with musicians of vast experience and background, to create a unique sound that appeals to a wide age group of listeners. Their music has an uplifting & inspirational contemporary rock and roll style that uniquely creates a signature sound. Singer/Songwriter, Steve Cunningham founded the band in 2003, but the band’s roots run deep. Based in Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the band members include Steve and his sister Ruth Berkheimer, Lorne Porta, Bruce Doane, & Timothy Englerth. KINDRED CROSS is a veteran performer at the Strawberry Festival, and closes the festival out each year. The band has been blessed, and has developed a significant following, as they continue to play churches, benefit concerts, community events, coffeehouses, and various other venues. Their mission is to introduce others to the message of Jesus Christ through their music. KINDRED CROSS has recorded and released 6 CDs. www.kindred-cross.com
The Strawberry Festival was featured on a recent episode of the show “Carnival Eats”.
View the video on Vimeo now. Password is Carnival2